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California’s immense pension dilemma

California’s public employee pension dilemma boils down to this: The California Public Employees Retirement System has scarcely two-thirds of the money it needs to pay benefits that state and local governments have promised their workers. Moreover, CalPERS’ official estimate that it is 70.8% funded is based on an assumption of future investment earnings averaging 7% a year, which probably is at least one or two percentage points too high. In the 2019-20 fiscal year that ended June 30, CalPERS po...
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As college leaders meet, football players push to play

After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said no decisions on the season have been made, but conceded the outlook has not improved. “Are we in a better place today than two weeks, ago?” he said. “No, we’re not.” Bowlsby cited “growing evidence and the growing pool of data around myocarditis....
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Vote No on Prop. 14, a costly, unnecessary bond measure

California’s experience with a publicly funded stem-cell agency has been mixed but the promise of new treatments and possible cures was tempting enough that voters OKd a $3 billion expenditure in 2004. That money is gone and backers want $5.5 billion more. Voters should say no to Proposition 14. For one thing, times have changed and the original rationale — California doing what the feds wouldn’t — is no longer applicable. For another, private enterprise has taken a bigger interest and stepped u...
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Injured Elderly Couple Saved By Helicopter After Being Chased By Cow In Solano County

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) – A helicopter had to be called to the rescue after an elderly couple fell while being chased by a cow in Solano County on Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP’s Golden Gate Division Air Operations said this happened in the Lynch Canyon Regional Park. It’s not clear what aggravated the cow, but the helicopter blared a siren, getting the cow to move away from the couple. Officials were able to make it down to the trail where the couple was and ...
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US Tops 5 Million Coronavirus Cases, With Five States Making Up More Than 40% Of Tally

(CNN) — The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,036,387 estimated cases, 162,851 have been deadly, according to data collected by John Hopkins University. To put the number in perspective, that means the United State...
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California Coronavirus Cases At 554k, Firm Helps Enforce Mask Rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases in California stood at 554,160 cases Sunday, according to state health department officials. The California Department of Public Health said in a release that there have been 8,826,119 tests conducted in California, an increase of 118,592 over the prior 24-hour reporting period. There have been 10,293 COVID-19 deaths in California since the start of the pandemic, the department reported. Hermosa Beach officials said the city plans is using a...
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Troy-Jeffrey Allen profiles a local comics store... in California

Support Your LCS: Pro Skateboarder Ruben Najera's MexiCali Metahumans by Troy-Jeffrey Allen Aug 07, 2020https://www.previewsworld.com/Article/244433-Back-The-Comeback-Pro-Skateboarder-Rueben-Najeras-MexiCali-Metahumans [Author: Mike Rhode]
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US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

By NICOLE WINFIELD and LISA MARIE PANE ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in F...
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Wildlife Rescues Urge People To Clean Up Fishing Lines As More Animals Get Tangled

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fishing is a popular pastime, especially with all the waterways in Sacramento. Vanhmean Lee said he goes fishing almost daily, casting his line into the pond at Tanzanite Park. “The biggest fish I caught out here was a 10 pounder, so if you come on the right day you’ll catch a big bass,” said Lee. But that’s not the only catch when fishing lines get left out and not thrown away. “Then it gets tangled with my lure and if it gets tangled in the water, I’ll take it out and tras...
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There’s nothing new about federal meddling in protest movements

Within a democracy, free protests are absolutely vital. But the U.S. doesn’t seem to like them — in fact, the feds have been infiltrating the lives of protesters for a long time. Since the George Floyd protests swept the nation, and really for several years now, the FBI has been busy making things worse with its sweeping surveillance measures and campaigns to discredit American activists. It’s nothing new. As former FBI agent Mike German said, the FBI has spent years transforming from a law enfo...
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Drive the plastic highway? How a California company's innovative repaving process could lead to the 'holy grail' of road construction.

An innovative process by a California company that adds recycled plastic to asphalt may be a "game-changer'' for the future of road construction.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Cornavirus state tracker: Hospitalizations in California continue to decline, U.S. tops 5 million cases as of Aug. 9

California reported 107 fewer hospitalizations, 6,849 Sunday, marking the fifth day straight that hospitalizations have been down. The state had 3,642 new cases and 69 new deaths, bringing the total cases to 557,690 and deaths to 10,370, according to unofficial counts from county websites on Sunday. The U.S. surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases with a total of 5,022,187 cases and world cases are nearing 20 million with 19,705,715 total cases as of Sunday. The state’s breakdown of cases by age...
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Collin Morikawa of La Canada wins PGA Championship for first major title

Collin Morikawa hits from the fairway on the second hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Collin Morikawa checks his shot from the tress on the sixth hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Collin Morikawa watches his...
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Sacramento County Closes Discovery Park After Learning Of Stephon Clark Event

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County officials announced that Discovery Park will be closed on Monday – a decision they said was made in the name of public health after learning of a large unpermitted event honoring Stephon Clark planned for the park. CBS13 has learned that event was the second annual I Am Sac celebration, with family and friends honoring the life of Clark, who was killed by Sacramento police in 2018. Clark’s brother, Stevante Clark, spoke out about the closure to CBS13...
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Cardboard MLB fans don’t cut it when players need a push from crowd

LOS ANGELES — Their jobs are difficult enough under normal circumstances. And these are definitely not normal circumstances. The adrenaline rush that comes with being a closer has taken a hit with no fans in the stands and all the cardboard cutouts can’t make up for the intensity of coming into a one-run game with a real crowd on its feet roaring. “Man, it’s hard. I’m not going to lie about that,” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. “It’s an adjustment that we have to make pretty quick here becau...
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Hopeful trend line endures as LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations drop to 1,568

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus hospitalizations continued to decline on Sunday, Aug. 9, with 1,568 confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized and 31% in intensive care — down from 1,610 on Saturday, and down significantly from the 2,200 level of about a month ago. The hospitalization numbers were averaging about 2,000 a day last week. The recent trendline buoyed public health officials’ hopes that efforts to tighten up pandemic-propelled “Safer at home” rules — including shutting down bars and b...
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Coronavirus updates: Georgia school infections; Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine talks testing mess; US tops 5M cases; California church defies judge

The US smashed through another historic barrier by surpassing 5 million reported cases of COVID-19 Sunday — about 25% cases reported worldwide.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ninth CDCR Staff Member Dies Of COVID-19; Was San Quentin Employee

(CNN) — A ninth staff member has died from COVID-19, California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday. The employee worked at San Quentin State Prison and was the first staff member at California’s oldest prison to die of the disease, according to the department. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 24 inmates there, according to the department. Prisons around the country have struggled to keep the virus from spreading among staff and inmates. At San Quentin, more than 2,000 in...
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Some Cities are Combining Basic Incomes with Local Currenices

Bloomberg looks at some interesting local currency programs that have been implemented around the world. And in at least one case money "is literally being made from trees" — the wooden dollars being printed in a small city in the northwest U.S. and distributed to the needy in monthly stipends. "We preach localism and investing in our local community," says mayor Wayne Fournier, "and the idea with this scheme is that we'll stand together as a community and provide relief to individuals that ne...
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California needs to get ethnic studies right before mandating it

A year ago, the California Department of Education released a draft of guidelines for implementing “ethnic studies” in public high schools. It unleashed a torrent of controversy — for good reason. The 303-page document was ersatz Marxist agitprop that, if adopted, would have drummed into young minds the notion that in America, anyone not a white male is virtually enslaved. “At its core,” the draft declared, “the field of ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, an...
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Simon Cowell breaks his back while riding his new electric bicycle

MALIBU — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. He was taken to a hospital and was said to be under observation and doing fine. Cowell created “America’s Got Talent” and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on “Brita...
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Ninth staff member dies of Covid-19 at California Department of Corrections

A ninth staff member has died from Covid-19, California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday.
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Police charged a California woman with murder after she gave birth to a stillborn baby. Now the state's Attorney General is condemning it

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief on Friday in support of ending the prosecution against a woman who was arrested and charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in its system.
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Police charged a woman with murder after she gave birth to a stillborn baby. Now the state's AG is condemning it

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief on Friday in support of ending the prosecution against a woman who was arrested and charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in its system.
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Coronavirus updates: Gov. DeWine explains testing mess; US tops 5 million cases; California church defies court order

The US smashed through another historic barrier by surpassing 5 million reported cases of COVID-19 Sunday — about 25% cases reported worldwide.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Retired Police Officer Tracks Down Escapee Who Shot Him Almost 50 Years Ago

“It was like unfinished business,” the former Denver officer said of finding the fugitive, who had been living under an alias in New Mexico for decades.
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Where does Gov. Gavin Newsom stand on split roll?

Former Gov. Jerry Brown often said that he subscribed to the “canoe theory of politics” — paddle a little to the left, a little to the right and then glide down the middle. He deployed that strategy through many of the crises he had to manage. From this conservative’s perspective, he did a lot more paddling on the left than the right, which might explain why his administration often appeared to be going in circles. Nonetheless, interests representing the private sector at least had Brown’s ear o...
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US passes 5m Covid cases as Republican calls Trump order 'unconstitutional slop'

US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world amid anger over economic relief impasseThe US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “unconstitutional slop”.Recriminations have been flying in Washington since talks on further aid for the unemployed and for states struggling with a public health crisis collaps...
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Tech Brings Forward and Reverse Mortgages Closer Together, Expanding Opportunity

As the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the reverse mortgage industry to more quickly embrace new kinds of technologies in order to continue efficiently keeping the business moving, the additional benefit that comes with that transition is that operational processes are being brought more closely in-line with the way the traditional, forward mortgage space operates. This is according to a panel of reverse mortgage professionals during the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA...
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You land a windfall of money. Now what?

While sitting in an important meeting, you receive a text message from your spouse requesting you call them as soon as possible. You call and learn that your spouse just won a substantial amount of money in the state lottery. A dream come true! Many emotions quickly surface, including excitement, relief, fear, and concern — all of which are overwhelming. Thinking of this new money suddenly makes you feel wealthy. You may be a lucky recipient of a lottery, but you could also receive a windfall th...
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